Charities supported in 2018

Rapid response time to trauma and medical emergency can be the difference between life and death.

The Air Ambulance Service fly two regional air ambulances, across the counties of Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland. These two helicopters provide a rapid response to trauma and medical emergencies over an area of 3850 square miles covering many of the UK’s major road networks including the M1, M6, M69 and M42. With an average response of just 13 minutes, between them they attend on average 6 missions a day.

The team has saved thousands of lives across the region. Their lifesaving missions are funded by the public’s generous donations.

The Service receives no government funding.

Registered in England and Wales as a limited company by guarantee.
Registered Company No. 4845905. Charity No. 1098874


Whether in the UK or overseas, the British Red Cross responds to hundreds of disasters every year.

Imagine the fire brigade has evacuated you from your home in the middle of the night.

Now imagine what you might be wearing; whether you have any essential medication; where you are going to stay overnight; whether you have money or can prove who you are; what you might need to do next and in what order; how you can secure what’s left of your home; how you can charge your phone. Oh, and what about the dog?

These are just a few of the challenges you might be facing. The Fire and Emergency Support Service (FESS), under the British Red Cross Emergency Response banner, is here to help. Within 90 minutes of a request from the fire brigade, they are on site and helping you turn your crisis into a more manageable situation.

And, while the practical support they give is going to get you on the right path that very night, it is their emotional support that will empower you to get through it.

Charity 2017

The Shakespeare Hospice was the charity supported by The Bard’s Night in 2017 and we were delighted to raise a net £1,600 from donations through the prize draw organised for the night, which included a top prize of a luxury weekend stay at a 5-star hotel in London.

Supported charities 2018

Performance partners 2018

Media partners 2018

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